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KETRACO to Add 2531km to the National Electricity Transmission Grid


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Posted: 26 Jul, 2013
KETRACO to Add 2531km to the National Electricity Transmission Grid
L-R: Dr. Phil. Nat Nobert Beltz, Business Development Manager Power Transmission & Distribution, Lahmeyer International, Mr. Joseph K. Kiiru, Council Member, Association of Engineers of Kenya, Eng. (Dr.) John Mativo, Head of Technical Services, Mr. Peter Njehia Head of Supply Chain Department, Eng. Joel Kiilu MD, Eng. Samson Akuto (Technical Department) and Mr. Duncan Macharia Head of Legal Services during the contract signing for feasibility studies on 25/07/2013 at KETRACO offices.

KETRACO has signed two (2) multi million contracts for carrying out of feasibility studies for Environmental Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) /Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) for the justification of proposed transmission lines and substations around the country. The two contracts signed are part of four assignments that KETRACO has set to commence.

The contract signing ceremony was held at KETRACO offices with two contractors present; AF- Consult Switzerland Ltd and Lahmeyer International of Germany.  AF- Consult of Switzerland will be responsible for assignment II which includes carrying out feasibility studies for 72Km Kisumu – Kakamega – Musaga line, 73Km Webuye – Kimilili – Kitale  line, 25Km Kakamega – Kaimosi line and the 48Km  Sotik – Kilgoris line.

Lahmeyer International of Germany will be responsible for assignment III. Lahmeyer International will focus on  the Menengai– Kilgoris  line, a 400 KV Lake Victoria Ring and possible Interconnector into Tanzania totaling to 235 km, 41Km Myanga – Busia line, 72Km  Rangala – Bondo – Ndigwa line, 72Km Homa bay – Sindo line and 72Km Ndhiwa  –Karungu bay line.

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